CGIAR research program on livestock and fish

The vision of this CGIAR Research Program is for the health, livelihoods and future prospects of the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, to be transformed through consumption of adeCGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish logoquate amounts of meat, milk and/or fish and from benefiting from the associated animal source food value chains.

 

 

It aims to realize this vision by seizing upon an unprecedented opportunity to integrate and exploit three ongoing revolutions – the Livestock Revolution, the Blue Revolution and the Gene Revolution. It will do this by fostering partnerships that harness the respective strengths of research and development partners, including the private sector, and also other relevant CRPs.

 

The Program will test the hypothesis that increased access to animal source foods by the poor, especially women and children, can be achieved at scale by strengthening carefully selected meat, milk and fish value chains in which the poor can capture a significant share of the benefits. Technologies and lessons generated through this focused approach will be applicable in broader regional and global settings.

 

It will concentrate its collective efforts on nine animal‐product value chains in eight countries, replacing our conventional approach of more piece‐meal research across scattered sites. This will allow us to integrate our research in a holistic manner to generate the solutions that will transform the selected value chains and produce more food.

 

 

At last week's Tropentag 2014 conference Thanammal Ravichandran, Nils Teufel and Alan Duncan gave a presentation on the use of innovation platforms in the 'milkIT' project in India. The study evaluates the process of IP functioning and conflict management through a qualitative “innovation storyline”. The IP meetings were regularly documented with details of issues discussed, actions planned and follow up activities. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Sep/2014

The Smallholder Pig Value Chain Development project, which is implemented by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and other partners in Uganda, will conduct household consumer nutrition and dietary surveys from September to November 2014 targeting 1000 households in five districts of Kampala, Masaka, Kamuli, Hoima and Lira. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Sep/2014

These posters, prepared for the Tropentag 2014 conference, highlight livestock feeds and milk marketing challenges in India and research by ILRI and partners towards addressing them. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Sep/2014

This week, Livestock and Fish program director Tom Randolph was part of a panel at the ILRI@40 Tropentag 2014 session on ‘Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security and healthy lives.’ Randolph highlighted the focus of ILRI’s – and ILCA and ILRAD before it – research to benefit poor livestock-keeping households for poverty reduction. … Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Sep/2014

This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2014 conference, describes how the rapidly developing field of genomics can contribute to improved productivity in livestock production systems of developing countries. Continue reading

ILRI BioSciences, Sep/2014

Field work has concluded for the Livestock and Fish CRP Commissioned External Evaluation on its Value Chain approach. The Evaluation Team wrapped-up field work in Nairobi on Monday, 15 September with a workshop for program staff during which they presented some of their observations. The Nairobi workshop marked the end of a month of field … Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Sep/2014

The livestock sector is one of the drivers of poverty reduction in developing countries owing to its contribution to agricultural employment, its role in the economic welfare of rural families as well as the nutritional importance of food products of animal origin. Consequently, increasing livestock productivity and production is one of the major means of … Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Sep/2014

This project proposes a new strategy for creating resistance in cattle to African trypanosomiasis, a major disease that affects agricultural production in broad regions of Africa. The long-term aim is to generate genetically modified cattle, which carry a gene that imparts resistance to African trypanosomes. Continue reading

ILRI BioSciences, Sep/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation recently launched a first-ever pig value chain multi-stakeholder platform (MSP) in Uganda. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Sep/2014

This poster for the Tropentag 2014 conference gives an overview of milestones in the development and integration of gender research at ILRI over the last decade. It outlines the steps undertaken by ILRI to move from a lack of gender capacity in 2002 towards more consistent efforts of growing the capacity of gender research. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Sep/2014

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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Alessandra Galiè
Social Scientist: Gender
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Ben Lukuyu
Animal Nutrition
Daisy Wanjiru Kariuki
Program Accountant

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ILRI people working on this research program

Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Alessandra Galiè
Social Scientist: Gender
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Ben Lukuyu
Animal Nutrition
Daisy Wanjiru Kariuki
Program Accountant
Daisy Wanjiru Kariuki
Program Accountant
Danilo Pezo
Country Representative /Animal Nutritionist / Project Leader Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development in Uganda Project
Dereje Legesse
Agribusiness Expert

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